8 days in Egypt Itinerary

8 days in Egypt Itinerary

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Luxor
— 1 day
2
Dahab
— 1 day
3
Sharm El Sheikh
— 1 night
4
Cairo
— 3 nights

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Luxor

Luxor ©
A monumental number of archaeological relics from ancient Egypt remain evident in Luxor, the former capital of the New Kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Tomb of Ramses VI, then explore the ancient world of Valley of the Kings, then pause for some photo ops at Luxor Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Karnak.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Luxor online visit planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Luxor is an approximately 16-hour flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cape Town in February since evenings lows in Luxor dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Dahab.

Things to do in Luxor

Historic Sites
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Temple of Karnak ©
Temple of Karnak
Valley of the Kings ©
Valley of the Kings
Luxor Temple ©
Luxor Temple

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Dahab

Formerly a remote Bedouin village, Dahab now enjoys the status of a resort town and scuba diving heaven.
On the 13th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dahab trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Luxor to Dahab takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dahab when traveling from Luxor in February, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sharm El Sheikh.

Things to do in Dahab

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh ©
An enviable location on the southern end of the Sinai Peninsula and year-round warm weather boost tourism in Sharm El Sheikh and make it one of Egypt's premier travel destinations.
On the 14th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Shark's Bay Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Na'ama Bay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Heavenly Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sharm El Sheikh tour planner.

You can drive from Dahab to Sharm El Sheikh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairo.

Things to do in Sharm El Sheikh

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Na'ama Bay ©
Na'ama Bay
Shark's Bay Beach ©
Shark's Bay Beach
The Heavenly Cathedral ©
The Heavenly Cathedral

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Cairo

Cairo ©
More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Giza (Great Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza). There's still lots to do: visit Islamic Cairo, explore the activities along Nile River, walk around Al-Azhar Park, and examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairo online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February; daily highs in Cairo reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Giza
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Islamic Cairo ©
Islamic Cairo
Coptic Cairo ©
Coptic Cairo
Nile River
Nile River

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